About Us

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Our Mission

Our mission is to garner interest in and facilitate education of the diverse kingdom of Fungi. Alabama is home to thousands of different fungi, some simple brackets, some highly sought-after edibles. We're here to appreciate them all and provide members and the public with several high-quality resources that allow us to enjoy this often hidden, and sometimes mysterious kingdom of life!

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Applying that Mission

The field of mycology is always changing and growing, and we're here to help people catch-up and understand both identification of and re-classification of species and genera that grow in our backyard. We have probably hundreds of un-identified species of mushrooms thriving right here in Alabama, and we seek to help create classifications for those mushrooms by working closely with herbariums, botanical gardens, and citizen scientists like you!
But more importantly, we have a ton of fun foraging for elusive mushrooms, identifying them together, and eating the best of them!

Our outing in Blount County

Want to Learn More?

We're looking for new members to join us! We provide constant education and information so that you have the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful diversity of mushrooms available in your very own backyard. Join us on guided forays, educational lectures, scavenger hunts, and holiday dinners.

Press

January 21, 2019

Mountain Brook's Village Living

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January 21, 2019

Mountain Brook's Village Living

Village Living, a Mountain Brook community news source recently wrote an article about us. Follow the link for the article.
https://www.villagelivingonline.com/people/the-fungus-among-us121/